M12 Ultimate Soy Wax
R875.00 – R2,400.00
Sold as solid pieces / Blocks / 5kg box is 1 solid piece. No smaller blocks available. Container candles only.
*Printable instructions are available below.
|5kg (R175 Pkg)||R875.00|
|10kg 1kg (R165 Pkg)||R1,650.00|
|15kg (R160 Pkg)||R2,400.00|
M12 Ultimate Soy Wax Solution
The M12 Ultimate Soy Wax Solution is a perfect reflection of its name. Formulated through a long process of research, testing and development with our analytical laboratory and manufacturing team the M12 is the MST Ultimate Wax Additive blended with our A05 Superior CocoSoy to give users the best and easiest experience in candle making.
The M12 Ultimate Soy Wax Solution features:
- Simple and convenient to use
- “1 pour wax” with great set and reset after burn
- Very resilient in warmer conditions
Manufacturer: All Seasons Wax Company
Product format: Solid pieces / Blocks / 5kg box is 1 solid piece. No smaller blocks available. Container candles only.
Melt Point: Peak melting temperature 43°C-55°C
Congealing Point: Congealing temperature 43°C
Suggested Heating Range: Range of heating 75°C – 85°C**
Suggested Pouring Range: 65°C
Suggested Max Fragrance Load: 6-10%^ – this depends on the potency of the fragrance so testing is required.
Contents: Made up primarily of natural soy bean and blended Coconut wax, the A05 also contains a plant based additive which assists the candle setting smoothly, combined with our highly refined MST Wax Additive.
Please note these figures are a recommendation and not instructions. If you are having difficulties achieving desired results, we recommend testing with different fragrance oils at different temperatures.
**Heating above 85°C for too long may cause the wax to discolour.
^ Value dependant on the quality and potency of the fragrance so testing is required for optimum results. This will also vary on type of oil used, i.e. fragrance oil or essential oil, etc. Please note, the standard fragrance load of Fragrance Oils are commonly 6-8% but variations will be dependant on the potency of the oil.
We suggest you take extra care preparing the pouring conditions of your candles and to always run a test in those conditions before mass producing any of your candle ranges. Please note all the recommendations are based on our own testing and our lab finding. Own testing is a must for accurate results.
The enchantment of candle making is in your own testing. Discovering which ratios, wicks, jars, temperatures and scents yield the best outcomes for you – we encourage you attempt a wide range of tests and preliminaries to accomplish your ideal, ready to go candle.
HOW TO USE
Download printable instructions: M12 Wax Candle Making Instructions
Note that the below instructions are based on our in-house testing, and you should also explore the below handling sheet, and to conduct your own testing with fragrance loads and colouring. (Download the complimentary testing sheet) We recommend a 6-10% fragrance load using our fragrance ranges. We advise the use of a digital thermometer to assist in measuring the correct temperatures of the wax.
Preparation: Ensure that you work on a safe surface, candle wicks are firmly in place, and that the max fill line have been market with a non-permanent marker to ensure that the jars are not over filled. Lay down a few newspapers, as pouring candles can sometimes be messy.
Step 1 – Melting: Wax should be melted in a Bain Marie double pot or an electric melting pot and should not be exposed to direct heat. Melt your wax over a low heat slowly to reach between up to 75 – 80℃. The wax should appear slightly dark-golden in colour. Take care not to heat over 80℃ as this can influence the setting and performance of the wax. Overheated wax is very opaque in colour and can result in injury. It can also cause discolouration and crumbling in the final product.
Step 2 – Adding Colour and Fragrance: Add fragrance at 72 – 75℃ and stir gently for a minute. If adding colour, we advise to add it before the fragrance at a warmer temperature to ensure that the colour blends well with the wax, but careful not to overheat the wax.
Step 3 – Pouring: Once your fragrance and colour has blended, and the wax has cooled down to approx. 65℃ – 68℃ it is ready to be poured. The wax will have a clear appearance. If the wax is too cool, it will create cavities in the wax when curing after the first pour. Fill the container and leave 2cm at the maximum filling line for the top-up. Leave at least 500ml of wax for the topping, depending on the volume of candles made. It is important to have the containers at the same temperature as the ambient room temperature.
Note that with the M12 Wax, Topping is rarely needed, and you might need to smooth the tops with a heat gun, or alternatively a hairdryer on low heat. The wax can create wet spots on clear jars.
Step 4 – Curing & Topping up ( If required): Allow wax to cure for 12 hours. Warm up the remainder of the wax using a small Bain Marie to 55-57℃ Top up the final layer of the candle to the maximum fill line of your containers. Allow to set for 4-7 days BEFORE using.
Please note: To ensure optimal performance, we strongly recommend first-time users conduct a test run on a small batch before using the wax in full-scale production.